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Adult social care funding: State of the nation - October 2017

For adult social care to thrive we need Government to act both for the here and now, and for the longer-term.

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Must Knows for Elected Members: Prevention

How do you know that your council is doing all it can to deliver on prevention?

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System wide care and health peer challenge

A system wide care and health peer challenge involves a small team of peers spending time at a care, health and wellbeing system to provide challenge and share learning.

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Support for care and health leaders

We know local leaders want to help their communities stay healthy and receive the best possible care. Reforming our care and health system is vital to be able to meet this challenge.

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Sector-led improvement for public health, prevention and early intervention

The LGA is working with partners at Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity for public health, prevention, and early intervention.

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Partnership approaches to improving health outcomes for young people

The case studies in this report showcase different approaches to supporting the health of young people.

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Preventing drug related deaths

Drug-related deaths are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began.

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The RIFT system (Risk, Information, Focus, Themes)

The RIFT approach means the council are open and transparent in how they assess service quality and also supports the development of positive relationships with providers. It helps the council identify risks and makes best use of time on visits to provider settings, as well as providing information to support and inform commissioning decisions.

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Prevention Matters: how elected members can improve the health of their communities

This full-day training session for elected members covers the context of the current health and care system and then explores the social determinants of health, the benefits of investing in prevention, how all of the council’s activities can have a positive impact on health improvement and prevention, and what makes an elected member an effective champion in their communities. 

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Naloxone survey 2017

This survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team between 16 June and 5 July 2017, on behalf of the LGA and Public Health England, in order to better understand the use of naloxone across local authorities, and to demonstrate how it is considered by local authorities as part of their response to drug-related deaths.

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